To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The object of the superior man is truth.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.